Judge Orders New Trial For OKC Man Convicted Of Murder

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 10:03 am
By: News 9

An Oklahoma County Judge has ordered a new trial for a convicted killer, saying prosecutors withheld evidence from defense attorneys.

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Billy Thompson was convicted in March of stabbing Manuel Sanchez to death in south Oklahoma City.

District Judge Donald Deason ordered a new trial after learning prosecutors didn't tell the defense about inconsistent statements from witnesses.

Thompson's new trial will be in October.

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